Typeface anatomy

I took delivery of a beautiful book today, Letter Fountain by Joep Pohlen. It’s described as the ultimate typeface reference book and it’s gorgeous! Comprehensive and beautifully produced. You can also look at the companion website at http://www.thisisnotawebsite.nl. He includes lots of detail about typeface anatomy that I’m hoping to include in my typeface classification project. If you’re going to buy the book, to so from Amazon as its £15 cheaper!

One letter that you’d think was quite simple but can be more complex that you’d image is the x. I’ve just done a small composition on the Frutiger lowercase x. It’s more asymmetrical that at first glance!

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